Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.

Buy American Giants

: This

Barron's

article says investors who are looking to boost their exposure to overseas markets might want to consider buying U.S. multinationals. Among the stocks mentioned are

Research In Motion

( RIMM),

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

,

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

and

Nike

(NKE) - Get Report

.

Long-Short Hedge Fund Manager

:

Barron's

talks with Douglas A. Kass, president and founder of Seabreeze Partners Management. Kass runs a long-short hedge fund that looks for overvalued and undervalued stocks. Currently, the fund has assets of $100 million, and has a gross year-to-date return of around 17%. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

,

Franklin Resources

(BEN) - Get Report

and

Altisource Portfolio Solutions

(ASPS) - Get Report

.

Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,

Barron's

publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on

Coach

(COH)

and

AXA

( AXA), plus a bearish piece on

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on

JPMorgan Chase

TheStreet Recommends

(JPM) - Get Report

and

Bank of New York Mellon

(BK) - Get Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.

Barron's

lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in

China Medical Technologies

( CMED),

Taylor Capital Group

(TAYC)

,

Mexican Restaurants

(CASA) - Get Report

and

Zions Bancorporation

(ZION) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

AsiaInfo Holdings

(ASIA)

,

Cree

(CREE) - Get Report

and

Exxon Mobil

(XOM) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like

New York Times

(NYT) - Get Report

,

Adaptec

(ADPT) - Get Report

and

BioMimetic Therapeutics

( BMTI).

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